from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small glazed earthenware jar formerly used by druggists for medicaments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small glazed earthenware jar once used by apothecaries for holding ointment and medicine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glazed earthen pot or vessel, used by druggists and apothecaries for containing medicines, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small pot or vessel, painted and glazed, used by druggists and apothecaries for holding medicines.
- n. See galipot.
[FOOTNOTE 41: gallipots -- A gallipot was a small ceramic vessel used by apothecaries to hold medicines.
“He lies, and I will pound him into a gallipot!” said
It was Colligan; and, as the two gigs met in the narrow road, the dirty gallipot took off his hat, and was very sorry to trouble
For my part I cannot understand how a gentleman like Sowerby can like to see his property go into the hands of a gallipot wench whose money smells of bad drugs.
I know very little about it; but the place itself is a pretty one, though nothing to frighten anybody, unless he hath lived in a gallipot.
He pretended to peer into another gallipot and then took off his spectacles to wipe them.
Mr. Bensington certainly sniffed critically at this disorder, but he made no unnecessary fuss, and even when he found a wasp regaling itself in a gallipot half full of Herakleophorbia IV, he simply remarked mildly that his substance was better sealed from the damp than exposed to the air in that manner.
Mr. Morgan himself enriched this mess with a lump of salt butter scooped from an old gallipot, and a handful of onions shorn, with some pounded pepper.
Nematoids, and, finding none, they were buried in a small quantity of earth (also carefully examined for the presence of Nematoids or their ova) in a gallipot.
The doctor, a lank, pock-pitted embodiment of mad chirurgy from books and antique herbal delusions inherited from generations of simple healers, mixed noxious stuff in a gallipot and plumed himself upon some ounces of gore drawn from his victim.